This Urticina coriacea (Stubby Rose Anemone) was visible at low tide.
This Schizoporella unicornis (Orange Encrusting Bryozoan) was a bright orange spot at low tide.
I liked the color contrast with the green anemones, pink coralline algae, and this Purple Shore Crab.
Lirabuccinum dirum (Dire Whelk) was abundant at Iceberg Point.
Linnaea borealis (Twinflower) was growing in the woods near Iceberg Point.
Here's a small 1" Leptasterias hexactis (Colorful Six-armed Star) at low tide.
I had only seen Campanula rotundifolia (Common Harebell aka Bluebells-of-Scotland) in the Olympic Mountains, and here they are at sea level.
The Anthopleura elegantissima (Pink-tipped Anemone)are bright green on Lopez Island, due to algae.
Here's an American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus or Rana catesbeiana), an invasive species on Lopez. It was hopping across a road, and was the only one I saw, or have ever seen in the Pacific Northwest.
Reported sighting: "There's a bunch of harbor porpoise west of Burrows Island. We just left (the island) and the spread of them is quite large; there must be dozens."
Juniperus maritima (seaside juniper)
"Juniperus maritima is a species of juniper known by the common name seaside juniper. It is native to the Puget Sound region in southwestern British Columbia and northwestern Washington, where it is not uncommon, as well as on dry mountain ridges on the Olympic Peninsula"
Washington Park, Anacortes, Skagit County, Washington
Twenty observed close to the cliff shore, diving and preening. A few were molting into their red necks and gold ear tufts.
Many flowering plants observed on rocky bald habitat, north-facing slope in association with grasses, mosses, and reindeer lichen.
On a satellite tower in the sound. Adult male. Here's a photo one of the crew members took: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0wvNAuNIfOI/UITQJgerVpI/AAAAAAAAGCw/vXhrdpaAuSU/s1600/IMG_7378%2B%25282%2529.jpg
I didn't get a photo of this one. I just saw it when it surfaced briefly and then it was gone.
We saw a ton of these on our 7 hour whale watching tour in Puget Sound. I know it's not a good photo, but I'm sure of the ID.
3 observed in a hedgerow backed by farm pastures.
Above water at -1.2 low tide.
Amidst barnacles in lower center of photo; observed in tidepool.
In upper right corner of photo; observed in tide pool.
Flowering in the grass prairie.
Rockweed exposed at -1.2 foot low tide.
In tide pools at -1.2 foot low tide; all with pink tentacles withdrawn.
Found under rock in tide pool at -1.2 low tide.